Democrat Rob Zerban, who’s challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in the 1st Congressional district, is out with a new video highlighting Rep. Ryan’s support for fellow Republicans Todd Akin, Roger Rivard, and Richard Mourdock, all of whom have made ignorant and offensive statements regarding rape and a woman’s right to choose.
Here’s the ad.
Despite apologizing for his “legitimate rape” comments, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin is using the opportunity to raise money on Twitter for his floundering campaign. In the aftermath of Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, the Republican establishment moved quickly to withdraw their support of Akin’s campaign, with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Crossroads GPS [...]
Comedian (and good friend of Blogging Blue) Lee Camp is discussing Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and “legitimate rape” in his latest Moment of Clarity.
Have a watch.
By now you’ve no doubt heard about the incredibly stupid comments made by Republican Rep. (and U.S. Senate candidate) Todd Akin of Missouri, who said during a television appearance that “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
In the aftermath of his incredibly [...]
I’ve got a few Todd Akin-related tidbits, so I’ll get right to them.
The first thing that caught my eye was a tweet from Dave Catanese, a reporter for Politico.com:
Ok, I’m gonna (ask for it) & defend @toddakin for argument’s sake.We all know what he was trying to say . . .
— davecatanese [...]
As I noted earlier today, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri made a rather outrageous claim to a local television station in Missouri on Sunday, claiming “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin cited conversations with unnamed doctors for his [...]
On Sunday U.S. Senate Candidate (and member of the House of Representatives) Todd Akin of Missouri told a local television station “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin cited conversations with unnamed doctors for his bizarre claim, which you can watch for [...]
“Tea Party” queen bee and Presidential candidate(seriously) Michele Bachman held a rally against Obamacare in 2009. To the surprise of no one really, she used taxpayer money to pay for it.
WASHINGTON – Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spent $3,407 of taxpayer funds allotted to her congressional office to help rent a sound system [...]
Tea party supporters descended on Washington, D.C. today* to voice their disapproval of Democratic health care reform legislation, and during the festivities, House Minority Leader John Boehner got the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence confused, while Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri managed to botch the Pledge of Allegiance. Akin is reported to have urged [...]